Nick Turner, LCSW, CADC

Nick Turner, LCSW

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"Authenticity, compassion, and empathy are qualities I try to embody in both my personal and professional lives. As a therapist I aim to create an environment where you can feel supported in your growth and safe enough to connect with and examine challenging parts of your experience. This is done through a balance of open exploration and structured exercises, which help you examine your life in a way that is kind, realistic, and pragmatic."

"Through engaging in this process, we are able to identify your values and goals and move toward a more meaningful life regardless of thoughts, feelings, and past experiences. Though therapy can be uncomfortable at times, it is also a meaningful and rewarding journey and one that I am incredibly grateful to be a part of."

- Nick Turner, LCSW, CADC

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Nick Turner received his Master of Arts in social work from the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration (SSA). He has worked in various mental health and substance abuse settings with children, adolescents and adults including Veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Nick is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago School. He also co-authored the book Mindfulness-Based Sobriety, a treatment guide for addiction recovery that was published by New Harbinger Publishing in January 2014.

Nick is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC) and a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

Practice Information

  • Specialities: Mood disorders including depression, anxiety disorders; substance use and other addictive behaviors; PTSD and other trauma related issues.
  • Services: Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE).
  • Professional Memberships: Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
  • Insurance Networks: Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Publications

Book Cover: Mindfulness-Based Sobriety

Mindfulness-Based Sobriety

Published by New Harbinger Publications Inc.

Mindfulness-Based Sobriety presents a breakthrough, integrative approach to addiction recovery to help you treat clients recovering from substance abuse and addiction using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Relapse Prevention Therapy. Research has indicated that mindfulness-based therapy is highly effective in treating emotion dysregulation, stress, depression, and grief-all emotions that lie at the root of addiction. Motivational interviewing is helpful in treating addiction because it helps clients learn to change the behaviors that cause addiction. And finally, relapse prevention therapy teaches individuals with addiction to anticipate and cope with potential relapse. This book combines all three of these highly effective treatments.

This manual was developed in order to better fulfill the mission of reducing substance abuse and co-occurring mental health problems. The book provides two curricula: an outpatient treatment curriculum and a residential treatment curriculum. The integrative approach outlined in this book assists clinicians in helping their clients conquer substance abuse by identifying their own values, strengthening their motivation, and tackling other mental health problems that may lie at the root of their addiction. Furthermore, the book's strong emphasis on relapse prevention means that you can help clients stay on the path to sobriety.

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